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Fraidy Cat (1942)

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.
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Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ...
Tom's and Jerry's vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Witching Hour Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

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17 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Bangebuks  »

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(Restored Blu-Ray Edition)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scary radio show that Tom is listening to at the beginning of this short - "The Witching Hour" - was an actual 1940's radio show. The voice that Tom hears on the radio was provided by Martha Wentworth, who hosted "The Witching Hour" as Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem. See more »

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Followed by Baby Puss (1943) See more »

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A weak episode for T&J.
13 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Jerry spies Tom listening to a creepy story on the radio and seizes the opportunity to scare his nemesis.

I didn't find this particular episode that funny: the humour seemed rather constrained and the whole set up was kinda lame (Jerry is essentially the 'bad guy' in this one, tormenting poor Tom for no particular reason).

There is the occasional flash of inspiration (such as Tom's literal 'heart in mouth' experience, and the moment when his nines lives are sucked out of his body), but, on the whole, this effort lacks the frenetic pacing, excellent animation and sheer wit of most of T&J's other cartoons.


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